Crufts 2019

Judge: Mr A Allcock OBE

Results

Best of Breed

SHARLARNA'S MAGICIAN

Best Puppy

TILLASHBY'S NICK IS IN A TWIST AT FRONDIL

Dog Challenge Certificate

SHARLARNA'S MAGICIAN

Bitch Challenge Certificate

SWIFTHOCKS PAWS FOR THOUGHT

Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate

HOLMCHIN GORGEOUS GEORGE

Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate

YAMA MISS SAIGON OMEGAVILLE

Best Veteran

BIH/SLO CH CHOYA KANJI NA WITH RAKUCHIN (RE-IMP)

Veteran - Dog Entries: 6 Abs: 0

1st BIH/SLO CH CHOYA KANJI NA WITH RAKUCHIN (RE-IMP) (MS T & MS S PEARCE & HANN)

2nd YAMA MANOOCHI AT THREADGOLD (MRS S E STEELE)

3rd POCHINKA EDWARD BEAR AT ALDORICKA (MR D & MRS D M BAILEY)

Res NISYROS FRANK CHINATRA (MISS S J CURWOOD)

VHC TILLASHBY MICHI AT BELLFLOWS CW16 (MRS G BLAIR)

 

Minor Puppy -Dog Entries: 2 Abs: 0

1st RANDALETS CELTIC FIRE [ATC AV03281USA] (MISS K O'HERLIHY)

2nd AURALEA MADE IN WALES FOR AMRONCHI (MESSRS N & J FARRUGIA)

 

Puppy - Dog Entries: 3 Abs: 0

1st TILLASHBY'S NICK IS IN A TWIST AT FRONDIL (MR N TARABAD)

2nd JAVALCY THE GREAT MIKADO (MS J THOMAS)

3rd PAMOJILL FIN (MRS G M SWANSTON)

 

Junior - Dog Entries: 6 Abs: 0

1st CHOYA TADASHI (MRS R BANKS)

2nd LIZAMELA MARCHELLO (MISS P MARTIN)

3rd SANGRIA DE JA VOUS (MR G W FARMER)

Res CHOYA TAKAHIRO WITH OSAKAZUKI (MS M M DORAN)

VHC EVANSLY EMOJI (MISS M J D EVANS)

 

Yearling - Dog Entries: 9 Abs: 1

1s tBONNIROY YATSEN AKA (MRS G SPEIGHT)

2nd SHARLARNA VALENTINO AT THREADGOLD (MR S & MRS S E HUDSON & STEELE)

3rd SANGRIA STANDING OVATION AT TIFLIN (MR R F & MRS E A RUSHTON)

Res GLENDYKE WOT A GUY (MISS J & L MCFARLANE)

VHC OUZLEWELL ARTFUL DODGER OF DELPHLANDS (MISS M MOSS)

 

Post Graduate - Dog Entries: 10 Abs: 1

1st SANGRIA PAMOJILL PRIVATE EYE (MR G W FARMER)

2nd HAIKU HATTORI HANZO MURRAYLAKE (MR R D & MRS M M, MRS T & MR B MAHONY, LEATHERWOOD)

3rd YAMA TAKE A CHANCE (MISS T & MISS L BURNS & BLACK)

Res  SANSARC JACOBEAN (MRS L BENTON-TAYLOR)

VHC  TILLASHBY TANOSHI OF DELPHLANDS (MISS M MOSS)

 

Limit - Dog Entries: 16 Abs: 0

1stS HARLARNA'S MAGICIAN (MR C F YOUNG)

2nd HOLMCHIN GORGEOUS GEORGE (MISS H & MRS A MOUNTCASTLE)

3rd TILLASHBY ARUBATO (MS J & MISS Z GODBEHERE)

Res AURALEA KOKO (MISS S J CURWOOD)

VHC HOLMCHIN OUT OF THE BLUE TO ADREEAM (MR R & MRS J POTTS)

 

Open - Dog Entries: 9 Abs: 3

1st SANGRIA RIVERDANCER (MR G W FARMER)

2nd YAMA TEDDY EDWARD JW (MRS S C VINCENT)

3rd AM CH HAIKU TACORI YAMATO TAKERU SHISHIO (IMP USA) (MR R & MRS M MAHONY)

ResS ANGRIA MIDORCHI MOTIVATION (MR G W FARMER)

VHC SAN LANG HIN ULKIORRA RAIDON [ATC AV00610RUS] (MISS A KUPTSOVA)

 

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Dog Entries: 7 Abs: 0

1st TILLASHBY TANOSHI OF DELPHLANDS (MISS M MOSS)

2nd SHARDLOW MIKADO WITH OSAKAZUKI (MS M M DORAN)

3rd MATTADAM SAMURAI AT SHARLARNA (MRS T A QUINN)

Res MYOJO MORGAN AT GLENDYKE SHCM (MISS J & L MCFARLANE)

VHC CHOYA TAKAHIRO WITH OSAKAZUKI (MS M M DORAN)

 

Veteran - Bitch Entries: 5 Abs: 0

1st  CH DALEHOUSE CRYSTAL TIPS (MRS C M OATRIDGE)

2nd  CHOYA TAKARA OF RAKUCHIN (MS T & MS S PEARCE & HANN)

3rd  CHOYA ECLISPE OF LINJATO (MRS L A FLYNN)

Res I NT/BEL CH CHINART MASAYME [ATC AW00085NLD] (MRS VALGAEREN)

VHC  BONNIROY YASAFII (MRS G SPEIGHT)

 

Minor Puppy - Bitch Entries: 1 Abs: 0

1st AURALEA WISHFUL THINKING (MRS M EMMERSON)

 

Puppy - Bitch Entries: 6 Abs: 2

1st AURALEA DARE TO DREAM AT YAMA (MRS S C VINCENT)

2nd CHOYA SCARLETT O'HARA (MRS R BANKS)

3rd THREADGOLD MINNIEHAHA (MR S & MRS S E HUDSON & STEELE)

Res HOLMCHIN MISS DEMEANOUR (MISS H & MRS A MOUNTCASTLE)

 

Junior - Bitch Entries: 7 Abs: 1

1st CHOYA TOMOMI (MRS R BANKS)

2nd OSSIDCLA SHINA AT AMRONCHI (MRS N GEORGE)

3rd BECHINKA MINTO (MR K A & MRS R L WOLFENDEN)

Res CRANVARL TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS (MRS L CRANE)

VHC EVANSLY ERIKA (MISS M J D EVANS)

 

Yearling - Bitch Entries: 5 Abs: 0

1st LINJATO MIMIKO (MRS L A FLYNN)

2nd GODHEIM STAR SPANGLE BANNER AT FOCHAI (MISS J MATCHES)

3rd SHARLARNA JAPANESE PLEASE (MRS T A QUINN)

Res PALTEEMOOR PRINCESS KASUMI AT NIHONQIN (MRS S J WHITE)

VHC GLENDYKE MAGICAL PIXIE GIRL AT SPIRITISLE (MRS J G CUSHING)

 

Post Graduate - Bitch Entries: 8 Abs: 1

1st YAMA MISS SAIGON OMEGAVILLE (MS A D A FORTH)

2nd LINJATO MIYAMI (MRS L A FLYNN)

3rd WYNDCATCH CONSTANCE (MRS J D SMITH)

Res BONNIROY YUMIKO AKA (MRS G SPEIGHT)

VHC PERFECT STAR OF THE SPECIAL LOBO [ATC AW00563BEL] (P E M LEFERINK)

 

Limit - Bitch Entries: 10 Abs: 3

1stS WIFTHOCKS PAWS FOR THOUGHT (MR S J, MR J & MRS A ROONEY & GREEN)

2nd YAMA MISTY MORNING (MR D & MRS S BLOW & ALLEN)

3rd  CRANVARL LE MISTRAL JW (MRS L CRANE)

Res  RAKUCHIN MAID FOR SAMARANDA (MRS K SCOTT)

VHC LINJATO MISHIKO (MRS L A FLYNN)

 

Open - Bitch Entries: 3 Abs: 0

1st DALEHOUSE IPONEMA (MRS C M OATRIDGE)

2nd CH YAMA HERE COMES KITTY (MRS S C VINCENT)

3rd GODHEMI OKLAHOMA AT DORCHARDAY (MRS DAY)

 

Good Citizen Dog Scheme - Bitch Entries: 1 Abs: 0

1st SHARLARNA JAPANESE PLEASE (MRS T A QUINN)

Photographs
Dog Challenge Certificate & Best of Breed
SHARLARNA'S MAGICIAN
Mr C Young
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Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate
HOLMCHIN GORGEOUS GEORGE
Miss H & Mrs A Mountcastle
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Bitch Challenge Certificate
SWIFTHOCKS PAWS FOR THOUGHT
Mr S Rooney & Mr J & Mrs A Green
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Reserve Bitch Challenge Certificate
YAMA MISS SAIGON OMEGAVILLE
Ms A Forth
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Best Puppy
TILLASHBY'S NICK IS IN A TWIST AT FRONDIL
Mr N Tarabad
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Best Veteran
BIH/SLO CH CHOYA KANJI NA WITH RAKUCHIN
Ms T Pearce & Ms S Hann
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Critique

It is an honour to be invited to judge one’s own breed at Crufts. It does however, present the elected judge with a number of challenges. Firstly, the majority of exhibitors and exhibits will be familiar and for me, on the day, this was no exception. Fellow breeders, friends and acquaintances (and some who do not fall into these categories), would await in eager anticipation of receiving prize cards. Many will be disappointed.   Secondly, the old adage applies - ‘it is about judging the dogs on the day’.  When standing in the middle of the ring it is the time to judge the bottom end of the lead, as it is, on the day, without fear or favour. Crufts gives no exemption and I found different attributes in dogs I had actively seen in the show ring over the last few years, of which some disappointed, some frustrated and many delighted.

The challenge of rewarding breed type in consideration of conformation is forever with us. It has to be about balancing the two; an acceptance that throughout the process of adjudication both must be considered in exact proportion to the degree of merit.

I was disappointed to find a number of dogs whose bite was incorrect. This has been the ‘drag’ of the breed for decades. It is not surprising therefore to find that this is specifically referred to in the breed standard - ‘wry mouth or tongue showing highly undesirable’. Today, this fault is as much a challenge to breeders as it ever was. This must never be overlooked. It doesn’t need a detailed table inspection of a Chin’s mouth to know that the bite is wry, just look at where the tongue peeps out.

Movement, on the whole, was pretty impressive. I penalised appropriately when I felt that it was particularly detrimental.

It was reassuring to find that the ‘characteristic look of astonishment’ is being maintained.

Finally, to those critics who express their concerns about brachycephalic breeds not being able to breathe effectively should have been present around Hall 4, Ring 24.  They would have witnessed over 100 Japanese Chins careering around the green carpet with little or no evidence of breathing constraints.

Thanks to my extremely hard working stewards for their much valued support.

Veteran - Dog. Entries: 6 Abs: 0                       

1st Pearce and Hann’s Bih/Slo Ch Choya Kanji Na With Rakuchin (Re-Imp). Beautifully proportioned in every respect. Balanced head giving a bright expression. Presented in fabulous condition. Coat with resilient texture as required.  This dog is clearly a great challenge. Let me state that he is perfectly sound but is intent in moving at his own unacceptable pace which will test the skill of any handler. When checked and settled his clean front and strong rear drive demonstrates accurate and precise movement. BVIB.  

2nd Steele’s Yama Manoochi At Threadgold. Full of breed type. Slightly larger but  well balanced portraying a square appearance. His head is a lovely feature, especially his well padded cushioning.  Great for neck and lay of shoulders. Loved his eye size and expression. Coat not as silky in texture or furnishings abundant as 1.  Excellent on the move.

3rd Bailey’s Pochinka Edward Bear At Aldoricka. It’s incredible to recollect that over a decade ago I witnessed this beautiful dog winning a Championship Show Toy Puppy Group. Today at 12 ½ years old he has lost none of those breed type attributes of yesteryear. He was presented in excellent condition but not possess quite the fervour or enthusiasm of 1 and 2.   

 

Minor Puppy - Dog. Entries: 2 Abs: 0                       

1st O’herihy’s Randalets Celtic Fire [ATC AV03281USA].  Sable and White. His well shaped head is in proportion to his overall appearance. Large eyes with alert expression giving that important look of astonishment. Refined but compact. Super feet. A little hesitant at times but coped admirably. Super mouth and finish. Moved extremely well in all directions.

2nd Farrugia’s Auralea Made In Wales For Amronchi. I thought from the outset that this eye catching youngster would be my winner.  He is extremely mature for his age and presented in superb coat and condition. Moved with such style.

 

Puppy - Dog. Entries: 3 Abs: 0                       

1st Tarabad’s Tillashby's Nick Is In A Twist At Frondil. This pretty dog is small, fine and dainty. Well-proportioned throughout.   He has an inquisitive expression and a mind of his own! Well-padded muzzle and neat finish. Neck well set on and enough length to carry his head proudly when on the move. Beautifully presented abundant coat of correct texture. Sympathetically handled and on top form today. BPD & BPIB.

2nd Thomas’s Javalcy The Great Mikado. Neat, square and compact. Super eyes giving a bright desired expression. Beautifully presented coat of correct texture and pattern. Ideal neck and spring of rib. High set tail. Very impressive when standing in profile. In a really close call here, I just preferred the front movement of 1.

3rd Swanston’s Pamojill Fin. Nicely bodied youngster if a touch longer cast. Masculine head, level back line and high set tail. Beautifully textured coat. A little unsure of himself but sympathetically guided by his young handler.  

 

Junior - Dog. Entries: 6 Abs: 0                       

1st Banks’s Choya Tadashi. A mature teenager sporting a well finished coat beautifully presented. He is a totally honest, uncomplicated and ‘all male’. Skull is broad between well placed small ears abundantly feathered. Short broad muzzle and perfect dentition. Large, round dark eyes, OK for expression. Well laid shoulders beneath a goodly length of neck, secure level back and high set tail with featherings cascading down each side. The movement of this dog is as accurate as the day is long. He gave a flawless performance which, ultimately, gave him the class.    

2nd Martin’s Lizamela Marchello. Demonstrates an absolutely stunning silhouette when standing. Head with reasonably sized eyes, super nose placement. Fabulous cushioning. Mouth OK.  Coat abundant, silky and presented superbly. Super neck. His dainty regal movement when viewed in profile is most eye catching but was somewhat unsettled coming and going, so in making this very close decision, I shared his owner’s disappointment.

3rd Farmer’s Sangria De Ja Vous.  Another lovely little dog who scores in head qualities, especially those beautiful large round eyes giving the desired expression. Excellent mouth. Perhaps a touch longer cast. Fine and dainty throughout and very accurate on the move but not the most confident today. In excellent coat.

 

Yearling - Dog. Entries: 9 Abs: 1                       

1st Speight’s Bonniroy Yatsen Aka.  This straightforward and candid R/W is maturing nicely. Relatively large broad head with expressive wide set dark eyes giving the favoured expression. Excellent detention; neat finish to mouth. Well bodied put would prefer him a tad shorter coupled. Neck well set on sloping shoulders, secure level back and high set tail. Moved superbly making the most of his well-muscled moderately angulated hindquarters which will enable him to ‘go all day’.

2nd Hudson & Steele’s Sharlarna Valentino At Threadgold.  Well balanced throughout and of a very appealing size. Superbly textured coat, well presented. Well shaped skull, OK mouth, well placed nose and high set small ‘v’ shaped furnished ears as required. OK size of eye. Moved very well.

3rd Rushton’s Sangria Standing Ovation At Tiflin. A rather enduring young dog with large expressive eyes. Superbly balanced throughout with the advantage of being decidedly fine and dainty. Good for neck and shoulders, topline and tail setting. Super hare shaped feet. Not quite the furnishings of 1 but has time on his side.  Honest sound mover.

Post Graduate - Dog. Entries: 10 Abs: 1                     

1st Farmer’s Sangria Pamojill Private Eye. Super for expression. This dainty fine boned dog’s dark sparkling eyes are so captivating. Excellent nose placement and finish of foreface. Nicely bodied. Super hare feet. Perhaps a tad shorter on leg.  Liked his ribbing and topline. Tail is set high with a perfect lift and well feathered. Light, agile mover. Presented in excellent order.  

2nd Mahoney & Leathwood’s Haiku Hattori Hanzo Murraylake. A most impressive Sable and White boy with dark pigmentation to enhance. Scores in overall size and balance. Presented in excellent order. Steady accurate mover. In the final analysis 1 just had the edge in expression.

3rd Burns & Black’s Yama Take A Chance. Heavily marked in body. Well marked head and foreface.  Nicely put together and particularly impressed by his cobbyness. Moved steadily. Not always secure in topline.  Well set tail.